From: RnR on
On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 10:38:00 +1200, Tom Cole
<tacoleNOSPAM(a)> wrote:

>On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:15:50 -0500, RnR <rnrtexas(a)> wrote:
>>On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 13:09:22 -0400, Daddy <daddy(a)invalid.invalid>
>>>On 8/6/2010 12:13 PM, RnR wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 12:10:51 -0400, Daddy<daddy(a)invalid.invalid>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> On 8/6/2010 12:02 PM, RnR wrote:
>>>>>> what would happen if I chose not to activate my win 7 disk ?
>>>>> "what would happen if I chose not to activate my win 7 disk ?"
>>>>> After 30 days it becomes pretty much unusable.
>>>>> "is it legit to install the win 7 x64 on one pc and the win 7
>>>>> x32 on another?"
>>>>> Nope - they both have the same license key.
>>>>> "...what happens if I do it anyway?"
>>>>> See above.
>>>>> Whether or not we agree with Microsoft's strategy or tactics, the rules
>>>>> are now very clear and the enforcement is getting much better.
>>>> Gotcha. I'm not surprised by your answers and so far I'm legit. Will
>>>> I have to go thru hoops if I change drives? I think somewhere I read
>>>> they allow X number of activations???
>>>If by "change drives" you mean replacing an existing hard/optical drive
>>>or adding a new drive, I believe you can do that as many times as you wish.
>>>There is a limited number of times you'll be allowed to activate on-line
>>>(how many I don't know). After that you have to activate by phone. But
>>>unless you're making substantial changes to the hardware, you'll never
>>>have to activate.
>>I wonder how it knows the difference.. maybe combination of serial
>>numbers??? No need to reply, I'm already past my quota on questions.
>>Thanks Daddy for the help.
>Here's a web site which explains Windows Product Activation (WPA) on

Thanks Tom for the link.
From: Timothy Daniels on
<ahall(a)> wrote:
> "Timothy Daniels" <NoSpam(a)> writes:
>> <ahall(a)> wrote:
>>> "Timothy Daniels" writes:
>>>> "Christopher Muto" wrote:
>>>>> as for the argument about the incredible expense of higher education today...
>>>>> that sounds to me to be precisely a
>>>>> reason not to pay a second time for things you already bought.
>>>> The OP's goal is purportedly to get his son a successful college
>>>> education. Why is he allowing the cost of Win7 to get in the way
>>>> of what should be more important considerations? Academic Editions
>>>> are cheap - see this page:
>>> Why to you presume to know so much about people
>>> you have never met?
>>> Hubris is ugly.
>> One needn't meet you. The pertinent facts are your own statements
>> The Academic Editions of Windows are full boat editions and incredibly
>> cheap, but you're spending all this time attempting to apply your wife's
>> installation DVD to your son's computer (a scam), yet worried that you
> I would have had a licence, no scam.

A "license" (i.e. DVD) that had been priced to sell with a different
machine - admittedly a small "misappropriation", but one that's taking
an inordinate amount of your time, as its holding up the purchase Junior's
laptop. Why not just give him the money (or credit card) and let him do
all this for himself? The sooner that he knows how to take care of himself,
the better for both of you, despite what you think now. You can't be
Administrator In Absentia forever, you know.


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